Lemongrass Plants

Lemon Grass Plant

Anonymous added on January 21, 2014 | Answered

I have a very healthy, sturdy stalked lemon grass plant but the tips are browning. I have it planted in a 14" pot with compost and some sand. Why are the tips browning? I also want to grow Thai basil, can you tell me the best way? I have a Kaffir lime with lots of new fruit too, how should I thin them?

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Answered on January 21, 2014

Brown tips typically indicate that the plant is getting too little water. I would increase water for the plant and make sure it is not rootbound. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm Thai basil will grow just like normal basil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/basil/growing-thai-basil.htm Typically you do not need to thin limes. They will normally thin themselves to match the water and nutrients that they are getting. Make sure the plant is getting extra water at this time so that it does not over thin itself.

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